The Beer Store Employee Reviews

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Fun place to work
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Cornwall, ON5 April 2019
As a part timer employee it has been an awesome place to work. The pay is good for the work that you do and there is a chance for full time if desired.
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3.0
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Part-time worker
General Labourer (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON3 April 2019
I worked at the beer store at elmvale acres. My manager and full timer were very professional and they did everything they could to give me hours but the beer store doesnt give room for advancement due to their promotion policy. You can apply for permanent part-time position guaranteeing you 35 hours a week and benefits but I was told you are always refused the promotion on your first attempt.

They also have our raises fixed for the next two/three years.
Pros
Coworkers, Management
Cons
hours, advancement
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1.0
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Worst Job ever!
Management Trainee (Former Employee) –  Barrie, ON31 March 2019
I was lured out of a long term job to work for this company with all the promises in the world and it became clear early on that I was lied to. Upper management is an absolute joke they treat you like an endangered servant. My recommendation is unless you are going into a unionized position with this company dont even bother thinking about working at this place. Local management over turns about twice a year.
Pros
None
Cons
Everything about this place
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3.0
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Call center staff under valued
Customer Service Agent (Current Employee) –  London, ON20 March 2019
The interview promises part time employment..0-40 hours. Yet they schedule for 40,hours. The pay has NOT uncreased in many years no raise. Management dumps more and more duties on top of regular duties to lessen their load. Turn over is outrageous. Weekend and evenings required mandatory. Switching shifts with other staff IS available but the staff is not always willing to trade which means you get stuck working every weekend. Always hiring. Barely anyone stays for many reasons. Low wages and over worked. Dont apply
Pros
Its a job
Cons
lots of weekend work and stressful environment. Low wages close to minimum wage.
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4.0
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the beer store
Service Crew (Current Employee) –  Sault Ste. Marie, ON15 March 2019
working for the beer store isn't a bad gig. the job is god and not super demanding as long as you are good with customers. the staff tho does not make for it to be a very pleasant shift at work. minus the managers, they are pretty chill.
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5.0
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Good environment
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Hamilton, ON12 March 2019
This job is very demanding physically and mentally. It is a fast paced workplace and there is always something to do so there is no problem staying busy. You must be able to self motivate and work well on your own.
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3.0
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Busy place to work. Co-workers and customers can make it fun.
Retail CSR - Part-time (Current Employee) –  Toronto6 March 2019
Can be an enjoyable place to work. Recycling of returns is always busy and quiet be quite gross. Good job if you like working with people. Older store so every shift is always different, your are dealing with people all day, physical job so you are always on the move.
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5.0
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Good workplace
PART TIME CREW (Current Employee) –  Woodstock, ON27 February 2019
Overall good management and a good place to work. Hours are flexible and fair. This is a fast pace work environment so you must be prepared but the teamwork between employees is very good at this location.
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3.0
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A great place to work through college
Supervisor - Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON22 February 2019
This is the type of job where you are expected to learn all functions of operations, from full goods to empties, stocking, deliveries, and cashier. The best part of the job was working with the staff. If they work well together then it can be an enjoyable place to work. It is also dependent on the quality of the retail manager you end up working under. Some are more hands on/supportive than others.

You will get out of it what you put into it, and if you are interested in making a career out of it, you can get on that track relatively quickly. All new hires will be part-time, then you have to work up from there.
Pros
a variety of work experience under one roof
Cons
late nights, drunk customers, high theft
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2.0
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All contract work.
Cashier/Shift Lead (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON15 February 2019
There is no job security in security. Managers change at a high rate. Which makes advancement difficult. Long hours of doing nothing can be expected. Salary changes with position, so no guarantee of pay rate.
Pros
None
Cons
Long hours on weekends and holidays.
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5.0
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Great place to work
Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Sudbury, ON7 February 2019
Great place to work, positive work environment, great schedule, wage and benefits. Very challenging job and work as beer orders are to be upheld daily!
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2.0
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Horrible work environment
CSR - Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON3 February 2019
There is literally nothing good about working at the Beer Store. The hours are few and far between and the stores are roach infested traps. When running shifts as a key holder you will be expected to put your own time in ( at least one free unpaid hour per shift ) in order to organize orders since each store is severely understaffed. There is little to no chance of advancement and the union and company have little to no interest in the workers safety despite what they might have you believe.
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Everything
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A terrible place to look for a career
Warehouse Assembler (Current Employee) –  Stoney Creek, ON2 February 2019
Job and life balance is non existant, if you can't work the hours they want it is held against you and follows you. Workloads are disgustingly unbalanced. Friends of, or relatives to management are given drastically reduced workloads in comparison to other employees as well as more opportunities for advancement no matter how hard you work. Favouritism plays a major role in the everyday planning of workloads and duties for the day (management changes around the schedule at the beginning of each shift). Ever present workplace inequities, corrupt management, only a handful of decent people, everyone else seems to either be a former criminal or a sexual deviant. Work ethic and loyalty do not pay off here in fact it is taken severe advantage of, and meanwhile the people who do not want to work an honest day seem to be given first chance to advance, it is very emotionally draining to watch positions you have inquired about for years be snatched out from under you by a new hire with a connection to management. The union is completely useless when it comes to addressing inequities in the work environment and fighting for worker equality, as well as physical and mental well-being, they seem to pick and choose who and what they want to fight for, no matter how much evidence you present. Bullying, harassment, sexism and racism are also prominent elements, they have surveillance in place but conveniently the cameras do not surveil areas where these inequities take place. This company is clever in the way it hides its motivations, management is constantly looking for new ways to take advantage  more... of the hard workers while showing favor to their friends. They will work you to your limits like a dog day after day all spring/summer until you can no longer keep up and then cut your hours. They will take advantage of your desire to advance, and give you nothing in return but a sore back, sleepless nights and broken dreams.
Take my advice and apply to a company that will keep your well-being in mind, not this corrupt monopoly that will use you up and spit you out without a second thought. You are worth more...
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Pros
You go home at the end of the day. Only good for one year max summer job
Cons
Absolutely no chance of advancing, unless you are related to a full-timer with a connection to or management itself.
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3.0
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ok place to work
Customer Service (part-time) (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON1 February 2019
ok place to work, typical retail atmosphere, some lifting, not stressful, customers are ok, variety of shifts to work, fellow employees ok to work with
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4.0
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strong internal culture
Vice President Retail (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON1 February 2019
Strong workplace culture and good work/life balance. The employees are dedicated and many are long tenured. They really care about the company and its reputation.
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5.0
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Extremely organized and enjoyable place to work
Palletizer (Former Employee) –  Whitby, ON25 January 2019
Typical day at the Beer Wearhouse was 8.5 hour shifts, building skids of beer, shrink wrapping, and loading the pallets onto trucks to be delivered to other restaurants.

I learned how to work on my own, almost all my time was spent building skids and carefully analyzing my time management to complete my designated orders.

Hardest part of my job was always being aware of other coworkers on equipment around me, always have to be aware of your surroundings.

Most enjoyable part was learning about the beer industry and guidelines.
Pros
Free tasting sessions
Cons
shift work hours
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4.0
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Enjoyable people and atmosphere
Clerk (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON23 January 2019
Most of the hires will be part-time and paid minimum wage. The other employees there were great to work with as well as the management. Most of the job is restocking, providing beer to customers, and playing a cashier/customer service role. Is somewhat physically demanding due to the restocking of heavy cases of beer.
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5.0
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Great Place
Retail Salesperson/Cashier (Former Employee) –  Sturgeon Falls, ON20 January 2019
Loved working there, the staff was great and the hours were pretty good as well. Got to learn many things such as using a forklift and got to work with customers
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3.0
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Unique workplace environment
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Brampton, ON15 January 2019
The Beer Store offered a good opportunity to experience physical labour and to handle/package stock ready for shipment to licensees. The work environment was less than ideal as some of the employees/management were not the friendliest people to work with.
Pros
Meeting and working with good people
Cons
Employee/management morale
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4.0
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Great place for a career
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON10 January 2019
The Beer Store was a wonderful place to work. I made a lot of friends and memories working there. Great leadership. The salary and benefits are great. Endless possibility for advancement.
Pros
face paced environment.
Cons
Working holidays
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